2017 Conference Schedule

NCMA Conference 2017

 Wednesday, July 26, 2017
12 PM-4 PM   Registration and Check-in
4 PM   First-Timers’ Orientation
5 PM    Opening Worship
6 PM    Banquet and Opening Keynote

Thomas V. Wolfe, “Deepening Campus Unrest: When Chaplains Address Both the Students’ Convictions and the Administration’s Anxiety”
We are in a period when student unrest and activism is returning to campuses. At the same time, administrators must deal with the increased threat of legal liabilities. What is the role of chaplain in relationship to the demands placed on administrators?
9 PM    Reception and Social Time

Thursday, July 27, 2017
8 AM   Breakfast
9 AM   Interfaith Keynote

Katie Gordon, “The Collective We of Interfaith Leadership: Moving Campus Climates from Tokenizing to Belonging”
The national interfaith movement is in a defining moment: how do we promote interfaith cooperation when we are divided as a country, and as campuses, seemingly now more than ever before? How do we continue to build bridges across religious divides when those same differences cause hatred and violence against marginalized communities? This session will explore the current political climate’s effects on religious minorities, the ways that the national climate manifests in campus climates, and effective strategies for promoting spaces of belonging for all religious, secular and spiritual identities in our collective work.

10:15 AM        Workshop Session #1
11:30 AM        Workshop Session #2
12:30 PM        Lunch
1:30 PM          NCMA Special Discussion Session: “NCMA and Higher Education Ministry: Our Past, Our Present, and Where We Go from Here”
3 PM    Free time—activities in Denver the rest of the day
Dinner on your own, Bethany Initiative gathering and dinner, excursions, etc.

Friday, July 28, 2017

8 AM   Breakfast
9 AM   NCMA Business Meeting: Reports, Recognitions, Resolutions, and Election of Officers
10 AM Panel Discussion with Keynote Speakers
11:15 AM        Workshop Session #3
12:30 PM        Closing Lunch, Thanks, and Departures


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